Fearless Nikki offers a first-look at her custom kicks for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/22/2017 - 01:00
Things turn volatile between Shane-O-Mac and "The Face That Runs the Place" en route to their clash at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 23:00
Jimmy and Jey Uso make it clear that they've told everyone they were the best tag team from day one, and against American Alpha, they proved it.03/21/2017 - 22:45
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 22:45
With his girlfriend and WrestleMania partner Nikki Bella in his corner, The Leader of The Cenation takes on one half of Breezango.03/21/2017 - 22:45
Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose sticks a fork(lift) into The Lone Wolf's first-ever match against The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Armed with new power from Sister Abigail, The New Face of Fear and his followers trap The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 21:30
Following The Usos' non-title victory one week ago, Chad Gable & Jason Jordan go to war with their longstanding rivals for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.03/21/2017 - 21:30
The "Face That Runs the Place" plans to run through Shane McMahon at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 21:00
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/15/2017 - 13:15
Refusing to give in following AJ Styles' vicious attack, Shane McMahon announces a startling match for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/14/2017 - 22:30
Weeks after The Viper burned down the Wyatt Family Compound, The New Fear of Fear returns more powerful than ever.03/14/2017 - 22:15
Arena Report - The Rose Garden
WWE makes its long awaited return to the City of Roses tonight for an action packed episode of SmackDown. Also making a long awaited return to the Rose Garden is Portland’s own Rowdy Roddy Piper. In front of a raucous hometown crowd, the Rowdy Scot will be hosting a special segment of Piper’s Pit with guests Daivari and The Great Khali.
Aside from being the first visit to Portland since 2004, tonight’s show will be SmackDown’s inaugural broadcast from the Rose Garden. The last time WWE TV emanated from Portland was in September ’04, when the venue hosted the pay-per-view spectacular Unforgiven. On a huge show, Chris Jericho defeated Christian in a rousing Ladder Match to win the Intercontinental Championship. Later, Chris Benoit & William Regal defeated Evolution’s Ric Flair & Batista in tag team action and HBK beat Kane with Sweet Chin Music. In the main event, Triple H used interference from his Evolution mates and a Pedigree to defeat Randy Orton and claim his 9th World Heavyweight Championship.
Earlier in ’04, WWE brought Monday Night RAW to Portland. In a classic match between two of the sports all-time great technicians, Chris Benoit came out the victor when he forced Ric Flair to tap out to the Crippler Crossface. Also on the show, Trish Stratus & Chris Jericho won a mixed tag team match against Matt Hardy & Molly. In the main event, Randy Orton successfully defended his Intercontinental Championship in a Triple Threat match against Booker T and Rob Van Dam.
The Rose Garden, which opened in 1995, is the home of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. The venue is a popular site for concerts featuring the best the music world has to offer such as Paul McCartney, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones. The arena sits close to 20,000 people for WWE events, and tonight should be no different as SmackDown is the hottest ticket in town.
Be sure to tune in tonight to find out what happens when hometown hero Rowdy Roddy Piper brings Piper’s Pit back to Portland.